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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Toni Nealie  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: New Zealand


Illinois Connection

Nealie lives in Chicago. She holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Toni Nealie is a writer, journalist and teacher living in Chicago. She is the Literary Editor of Newcity. Recent essays appeared in Guernica and The Prague Review. She worked in magazines, politics and public relations in the U.K and her native New Zealand before moving to the U.S. — two weeks before 9/11.


Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Miles between me :
ISBN: 194043078X. OCLC Number: 957574941

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"In this impressive debut of lyrical essays, New Zealand native Toni Nealie examines distances: those we travel between the places we call home, those that open in our relationships with the people we love, and the ones that exist within ourselves. Nealie details humiliating confrontations with airport security, muses on the color brown, intimately investigates her grandfather's complicated criminal past, and mourns the death of a far-away sibling. The Miles Between Me is a deeply moving collection by a writer constantly hearkening home - wherever and whatever that is."

Mind's eye, shimmering.
ISBN: 1940430607. OCLC Number: 908071942

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